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To still be annoyed about this? School related

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Giraffebaby Thu 30-Jun-16 18:55:04

Children at ds school have always sent a little sweet or cake for each child on their birthdays as tradition.

Shortly before my ds birthday we had a letter asking parents not to send them in because they're now a healthy school, and also a list of banned lunchbox foods, all fine. Except, between the letter and ds birthday he came home on no less than 3 occasions with sweets from birthdays.

I assumed from that the school weren't bothering with their new rule and didn't want ds to be left out so when ds birthday came round I sent in some fun size chocolates for the class.

They weren't given out on the day but weren't given back to me either. So a few days later I asked a teacher on duty (not his class teacher) and she said they as per the letter school was no longer allowing birthday sweets. I mentioned other times sweets had been sent home and I'd assumed they weren't enforcing it and she told me absolutely no way this had happened I was totally mistaken. I wasn't going to make a fuss and the teacher is so lovely so I just apologised for sending them in and left it at that.

But, since then every month there are still sweets sent home! He's come home with lollies and chocolate 3 times this week from birthdays and someone's term time holiday! Poor ds remembers that he wasn't allowed to give his out.

I know it's a small thing so please don't tell me to get a grip but it's one of those little things that's really bugged me, but I now I'd look petty if I ever said anything.

Euphemia Thu 30-Jun-16 18:56:24

Who is giving them out? School staff or pupils?

WorraLiberty Thu 30-Jun-16 18:56:51

Are the parents giving them out in the playground/outside the gate?

choirmumoftwo Thu 30-Jun-16 18:57:52

Could they have been handed out by parents in the yard rather than the teacher, who then wouldn't know anything about it?

Giraffebaby Thu 30-Jun-16 18:58:17

No, the children come straight out of their class into the playground and ds already has the sweets so they're definitely getting given out in class.

Giraffebaby Thu 30-Jun-16 19:00:02

He actually came out of his classroom eating a lolly today.

CakeNinja Thu 30-Jun-16 19:01:43

Our infant school don't let you take sweets in as they are a 'healthy school'.
Parents are welcome to stand outside the door and hand them to each child as they come out of the building but they are not to be given out by teachers.

It would irritate me though at seemingly being the only one not allowed (although you can't be sure you are the only family of course). If it's a rule, it should be enforced throughout.
Don't dwell though, you and your son need to move on from this admittedly minor injustice!

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